52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
12
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
13
Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
14
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
15
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
16
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Guinness Storehouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Medieval Mile Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny (Black Abbey, Smithwick's Experience, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, examine the collection at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin sightseeing website.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

2
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally stroll around Holyrood Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, make a trip to Greyfriars Kirk, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, thensample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, thenget engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, and finally get your game on at The Realm VR.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Pickering's Gin Distillery ©
Pickering's Gin Distillery
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster ©
Westminster
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Castelo de S. Jorge and Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Igreja de Sao Roque. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and tee off at Rogue Agent Lisbon Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning app.

Getting from London to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Lisbon at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): wander the streets of La Latina, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, thenmake a trip to Plaza Mayor, thenhunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, thenget your game on at EXIT Madrid, and finally get outside with Picnic Madrid.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Court of the Lions, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, steep yourself in history at La Madraza, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, thensteep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip maker tool.

Getting from Madrid to Granada by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, thenvisit Ciutat Vella, thentake an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Granada in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenshop like a local with Champs-Elysees, thenpause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, thenget to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, thenadmire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Fishing Charters & Tours. Van Gogh Museum and Body Worlds will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and see the interesting displays at Micropia.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Head to Gallery of Steel Figures and Moser Sales Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Prague sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and House of Terror Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Matthias Church and Prehistoric Man Exhibition. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom), Bokod Floating Village (in Oroszlany) and Fenyes Education Trail of Tata (in Tata). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the exciting artwork at Virag Judit Galllery and Auction House, get a taste of the local shopping with Zikkurat Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip app.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Prague, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Prehistoric Man Exhibition, Bokod Floating Village, Fenyes Education Trail of Tata
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Burgruine Duernstein. Let the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and MuseumsQuartier Wien capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum, admire the striking features of Kirche am Steinhof, and explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Burgruine Duernstein
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana - MASI Lugano, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto, and finally stroll around Parco Civico. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, and finally look for gifts at Emerold board shop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lugano itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vienna to Lugano in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lugano are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria degli Angioli ©
Santa Maria degli Angioli
Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale ©
Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Mocenigo and Natural History Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Ponte dei Sospiri. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa delle Zitelle (Santa Maria della Presentazione).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

5
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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